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Choose your own pancake: Halloween edition. The Master Pancake comedians will choose 10 audience-suggested horror films to mock right on the spot. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W Anderson Lane. drafthouse.com.
Scream Hollow. Three haunted houses spread across 20 acres of land in the forest (only a few miles away from the original Texas chainsaw massacre) are full of spooks. There’s also a village with food and fortune-telling. 7 p.m.-midnight. Thursday-Saturday. 149 Split Rail Lane (Smithville). screamhollow.com.
A Hard Day’s Night. Take part in dancing, tasty cocktails and bites, an Abbey Road photo booth and a costume contest with awesome prizes (an Epiphone Casino Guitar, SXSW Music Badges or Beatles swag). $40 adv/$50 door. i7 p.m. LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River Street. lbjlibrary.org.
Spooktacular. Explore the museum for free while learning about Texas’ “creepy crawlies” through treats, games and hands-on activities. 5 p.m. Friday. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 North Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
Halloween Hootenanny. Families can come in costume to participate in some spooky science activities. 6:30 p.m. $11-$15. Friday. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.
Halloween at the Drive-In. On Friday night, catch the must-see horror film “The Shining” at 10: 15 p.m. On Saturday, a double-feature of some family-friendly Halloween films begins at 7 p.m. The classic “Hocus Pocus” will kick things off, followed by Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice.” Blue Starlite Austin, 1901 E. 51st St. bluestarlitedrivein.com.
Trick-Or-Treat for Books. This event complete with storytime and a costume parade is perfect for kids ages seven and under. At the end of the parade, participants will be given a free book to bring home. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.
7th Annual Zombie Ball. Salt-N-Peppa headline this year’s undead event along with Golden Dawn Arkestra. $40-$60. 9 p.m. Saturday. ACL Live, 310 West Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com.
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Body Rock ATX. This edition features live performances from Austin Boogie Crew, Riders Against the Storm and a set by DJ Chorizo Funk. 9 p.m. $5. Saturday. Empire Control Room, 606 East Seventh Street. empireatx.com.
Dead Celebrities Halloween. Participate in the dead celebrities costume contests and enjoy a live DJ while bowling or playing skee-ball, ping-pong and other old-school games. Free admission. 9 p.m. Saturday. Punch Bowl Social, 11310 Domain Dr Suite 100. punchbowlsocial.com.
The Halloween Ball. Six live bands including Black Liquid Drop and Christian Bland & the Revelators perform while Ether Wave runs the lightshow. $30 adv/$35 door. 6 p.m. Saturday. The North Door, 502 Brushy St. ndvenue.com.